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Boy, 16, charged with bringing knife to school

Booking photo of Anthony Murphy
Booking photo of Anthony Murphy

PALM COAST, Fla. – Flagler County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Palm Coast teen Monday afternoon at his home and charged him with carrying a knife in his underwear to school for three days.

Anthony Murphy, 16, was charged Monday with possessing a weapon on school property, which is a felony. He was taken to the Flagler County jail and was later released to his parents.

Deputies said Murphy carried a knife to school on three separate days: Thursday, March 31, Friday, April 1, and Monday, April 4.

The teen's father, William Murphy, called deputies after he learned his son had been carrying the knife to Flagler Palm Coast High School. Anthony Murphy told deputies he didn’t have a specific reason to carry the knife and wasn’t trying to impress anyone.

Deputies noted in the report that Anthony Murphy said he was “unaware of the seriousness of carrying” the knife. The Flagler County School Board was notified of the arrest.